Blog: Maritime Skills Commission celebrates being two years old

By: Chrissie Clarke

Head of People Programmes and Operations

Today, Friday 1 July, marks two years since Maritime UK was tasked with establishing the Maritime Skills Commission and what a journey it has been.

The Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) was established to ensure that the maritime sector has a pipeline of talented people to serve all parts of the sector covering shipping, ports, leisure marine, engineering, science and professional services.

The Commission is chaired by Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire, and was established in 2020 by the Department for Transport and Maritime UK as part of the implementation of Maritime 2050. The Commission reports to the Maritime Minister and the National Council of Maritime UK and has seven main objectives all targeted towards improving the skills and employability in the UK maritime sector. The Commission is formed of 19 Commissioners and we are delighted to advise that Graham Baldwin has agreed to Chair the Commission for the next two years.

Since the first meeting of the Commission in 2020, progress has included:

If you would like to keep up to date with the work that the Maritime Skills Commission does, register here.